BC health officials announce 1,933 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Nov 23 2020, 3:14 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 1,933 new test-positive coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 27,407.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 713 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 626 from Saturday to Sunday, and 594 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 414 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,304 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 48 new cases in the Island Health region, 104 new cases in the Interior Health region, 61 new cases in the Northern Health region, and two new cases from people who reside outside of Canada.

There were also a record 17 more deaths over the weekend – the highest recorded number in the province over three days – bringing the death toll to 348.

There are currently 7,360 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 10,200 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 277 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 59 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been six new healthcare facility outbreaks, as well.

Henry said that 19,069 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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